Broadcast Live from Nottingham Contemporary , 22 July 2014

Porn Studies, broadcast Live from Nottingham Contemporary

A discussion on feminist and queer approaches to production and consumption of pornography with post-porn scholar Alessandra Mondin, filmmakers Lola Clavo and Mariana Echeverri. Chaired by Professor Clarissa Smith.

South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UH

Last Seen Entering the Biltmore

Guy de Cointet, 'Tell Me' (1980)

‘Last Seen Entering the Biltmore' is a show that explores the possibilities and interferences created by piercing through that imaginary wall that separates the stage from the backstage. Review by Francesca Cavallo.

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Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 Copenhagen, Denmark

Shahzia Sikander: Parallax

Parallax installation view

Shahzia Sikander transforms miniatures into detailed, living, digitally animated stories.

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The Drawing Centre, 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013

The Intuitionists

Platform

Considering the role of the collection, the database and the aggregate in drawing.

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Hannah Barry Gallery, 4 Holly Grove, Peckham, London SE15 5DF

A Strong Affinity

Hydraulic Power Pack Sledge, A Strong Affinity, Installation view at Hannah Barry (2014)

‘A Strong Affinity’ resonates somewhere between a science-fiction novel and an industrial blizzard. Review by William Davie

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Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR

Grace Schwindt: ‘Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society’

Grace Schwindt: 'Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society'

In The Agony of Power Baudrillard asserts that the demise of the radical left in 1968 can be situated in a double refusal to be dominated or to dominate through power structures. The desire for autonomy from the bonding of a life in the production of capital, fractured into a bricolage of ideologies that saw the traditional modes of resistance transmute into the spectacle of violent acts by political agencies such as the Red Army Faction in Western Germany.

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Kunstraum, Gorsuch Street, London, E2 8HD

Zin Taylor: The Tangential Zigzag

Installation view, Kunstraum, London

For Zin Taylor’s first solo show in the UK the Canadian-born Belgium-based artist has produced a new series of works on paper that incorporate thick marker pen lines, clippings from the artist’s archives, naïve pencil sketches and cuts of cured snakeskin. Review by Beth Bramich.

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firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film

Ludgate Head, 1992, installation view, firstsite, 2014

The exhibition 'Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film' draws together a wealth of archival material surrounding Bruce McLean’s early conceptual works and experiments with sculpture. Review by Elizabeth Holdsworth.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, USA

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take

the dark gate

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston presents the first comprehensive survey of Jim Hodges' work, offering poignant sculptural meditations on life, love and loss.

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Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, N1 7RW, London

Secundino Hernández

Untitled (detail)

Hernández’s hand is volatile and unrepentant as it channels the passion and freedom of Pollock and Kline. Review by William Davie

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Lisson Gallery, 52-54 Bell St, London NW1 5DA

Ai Weiwei

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For his third solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery, Ai Weiwei has created a monumental new installation of bicycles as part of an ongoing series, ‘Forever’, as well as a number of hand-carved, domestic-scale copies – in various materials including wood, stainless steel and crystal – of some highly personal objects.

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